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Ciliate Strap-lichen Heterodermia leucomela

Observer

robberfly

Date

March 1, 2015 10:58 AM PST

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Yellow Dung Fly Scathophaga stercoraria

Observer

robberfly

Date

March 1, 2015 11:12 AM PST

Description

I'd seen recent postings of this here and when it landed in front of me...well, Not a SB Elfin, but...a new species. Is "Beautiful Fly" an oxymoron?

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Red Mound Ant Formica integroides

Observer

robberfly

Date

March 1, 2015 11:37 AM PST

Description

Hard to step away from these mesmerizing mounds...

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Armored Sea-Fog Lichen Niebla homalea

Observer

robberfly

Date

March 1, 2015 12:34 PM PST

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hookedspur violet Viola adunca

Observer

robberfly

Date

March 1, 2015 12:44 PM PST

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Pacific Poison Oak Toxicodendron diversilobum

Observer

robberfly

Date

March 1, 2015 12:55 PM PST

Description

It was COVERED in Lichens with leaves just budding out. Beautiful!

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Red Beard Lichen Usnea rubicunda

Observer

robberfly

Date

March 1, 2015 12:58 PM PST

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Gray Hairstreak Strymon melinus

Observer

robberfly

Date

March 1, 2015 01:00 PM PST

Description

I love how the light here caught some weird refraction. Cool bird strike...

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Tree Jelly Lichens Genus Collema

Observer

robberfly

Date

March 1, 2015 01:03 PM PST

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Spring Azure Celastrina ladon

Observer

robberfly

Date

March 1, 2015 01:00 PM PST

Description

Only blue flitting about. Too early for Mission Blue flight.

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hummingbird sage Salvia spathacea

Observer

robberfly

Date

March 1, 2015 01:07 PM PST

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Western Brown Elfin Callophrys augustinus ssp. iroides

Observer

robberfly

Date

March 1, 2015 01:36 PM PST

Description

Close...but not the one I came to see...

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coast rock cress Arabis blepharophylla

Observer

robberfly

Date

March 1, 2015 01:11 PM PST

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Beard Lichens Genus Usnea

Observer

robberfly

Date

March 1, 2015 01:40 PM PST

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Observer

robberfly

Date

March 1, 2015

Description

Seriously, the most magnificent display of these species I've seen around the Bay since getting into this zany world....

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Coastal green hairstreak Callophrys viridis

Observer

robberfly

Date

March 1, 2015

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

I told my friend when we saw these today: "That butterfly...changed my life."

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American Lady Vanessa virginiensis

Observer

robberfly

Date

March 1, 2015

Description

Most abundant Nymphalid on the wing...

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Gray Hairstreak Strymon melinus

Observer

robberfly

Date

March 1, 2015

Description

Third season attempt to see endangered San Bruno Elfin. Perfect Butterfly Weather: sun + no wind. Saw lots of butterflies...sans SB Elfin!

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fly Order Diptera

Observer

madalyn6690

Date

March 1, 2015 12:43 PM PST

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fly Order Diptera

Observer

madalyn6690

Date

March 1, 2015 12:43 PM PST

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ant

Observer

madalyn6690

Date

March 1, 2015 12:40 PM PST

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spider

Observer

madalyn6690

Date

March 1, 2015 12:32 PM PST

Description

Dead

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honey bee Apis mellifera

Observer

madalyn6690

Date

March 1, 2015 12:25 PM PST

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crow

Observer

madalyn6690

Date

February 23, 2015 02:15 PM PST

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Observer

kschnei

Date

February 28, 2015 03:23 PM PST

Description

Xysticus montanensis crab spider (Thomisidae), adult female beat from pine cone and collected, Sign Hill Park, South San Francisco, San Mateo County, California - 28 February 2015. Additional images here: bugguide.net/node/view/1043504/bgimage

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Miner's Lettuce Claytonia perfoliata

Observer

platypuspoison

Date

March 1, 2015 08:04 AM PST

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No photos or sounds

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Meadow barley Hordeum brachyantherum

Observer

platypuspoison

Date

March 1, 2015 08:02 AM PST

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Observer

kschnei

Date

February 28, 2015

Description

Dichrooscytus sp. plant bug (Miridae), beat from cypress-like conifer, photographed and released, Sign Hill Park, South San Francisco, San Mateo County, California - 28 Feb 2015. Thanks to WonGun Kim and Bug Guide for the ID: http://bugguide.net/node/view/1043448#1846263

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california wood-sorrel Oxalis californica

Observer

platypuspoison

Date

February 28, 2015 05:47 PM PST

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common pacific pea Lathyrus vestitus var. vestitus

Observer

platypuspoison

Date

February 28, 2015 04:24 PM PST